Another Summer on the Books

For staff, school starts tomorrow. Between my own education, selling college textbooks, raising my children, and being a parapro, I have lived my life on an academic schedule, every single year since I was 5 years old. Think of that. Fifty-six years of summers. Some years have been joyous and productive, some not so much.…

Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day cards have always been a problem for me. You see, my relationship with my father was complicated. “You’re the greatest dad in the world!” I don’t think so. “You’ve always been there for me!” Not exactly. “You’ve shown me the person I want to be.” Nope. What I needed were cards that said,…

The Meaning of Life

Disclaimer: This is my humble offering after many years of thought and prayer. If you have found your own meaning, please leave it in a comment. I welcome any and all perspectives. As I was lying sleepless last night, I realized that, though I discovered the meaning of life many years ago, I never shared.…

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! Without reservation, I am thankful for you. If we are family or friends, then you have enriched my life beyond measure, and I love you even if we have not spoken in years. If we are only aware of each other because of our posts, then you are precious to me for knowing…

What’s it all about?

Today is our 35th wedding anniversary! It is a great day, and I am so, so happy. After so many years, I love him more than I ever thought possible, and I know that makes me a very lucky woman indeed. But here’s what makes it so sweet…things weren’t always great.Steve worked hard to build…